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Civil War -- Confederate newspapers

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel S. Morris, Newspaperman, Biographical Sketch

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2312
Overview A biographical sketch of Daniel S. Morris, founder of some of Taylor County's earliest newspapers, including the BROAD-AX, the CENTRAL STANDARD, the FAMILY VISITOR, the WEEKLY-GAZETTE, the VANGUARD, and the VIRGINIA PATRIOT. Morris published his newspaper at Prunytown from 1846-1861 under the several different titles listed above. During the Civil War he served the Confederacy by editing and publishing an official newspaper in Richmond.
Dates: 1811-1886

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Tavenner Family Papers and Other Material

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0081
Overview Papers of Thomas Tavenner and the Tavenner family of western Virginia, including correspondence; memoirs; journals; financial and legal documents; pamphlets; newspapers; and other material. Much of the material in this collection regards the Civil War. The Tavenner family were Confederate sympathizers. The collection is organized into ten series, including: 1. Correspondence (1796-1955, undated); 2. Reminiscences (1861-1866, undated); 3. Journals (1840-1863); 4. Financial papers (1821-1901,...
Dates: 1772-1955; Majority of material found within 1855-1866

Siler Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2200
Overview This is a collection of letters and documents tracing the personal and business life of an eastern panhandle West Virginia family. The papers concern a broad range of political, social, financial, and legal topics, particularly focusing on J. Hammond Siler, Jr., his parents, J. Hammond Siler, Sr. and Jessie Castleman Siler (residents of the Town of Bath better known as Berkeley Springs). Also includes correspondence and other papers from related families. Subjects include banking, the Civil...
Dates: 1848-1968